Friday’s Fave Five

It’s Friday, time to look back over the blessings of the week
with Susanne at Living to Tell the Story and other friends.

The first FFF of July! Here are some highlights of the week:

1. Retirement home ministry. Our church does this once a month—the place we visit rotates groups who hold services on Sunday afternoons. The people seem very attentive, and we all hang around and visit with them for a good while afterward. The lady we spent time with the first week looks for us now each week and even gave me a hug.

2. Impromptu lunch get-together. There wasn’t enough time to go home after church and come back for the retirement home service, so we stopped for lunch at McAlister’s Deli. There we ran into our pastor and his family, who were doing the same thing. We sat at adjacent tables and enjoyed the fellowship while we ate.

3. More time off from cooking. I mentioned last week that I hadn’t done any real cooking while Jim was out of town. Then my son and daughter-in-law invited us over both Friday and Saturday night. Then we went out for the lunch mentioned above on Sunday. That’s the first time in my adult life I’ve had a whole week off from cooking! Even though I could get used to that pretty easily, I did miss the things I make and missed having leftovers to reheat for lunch. So I was more or less ready to get back at it Monday.

4. A remade desk. I wish I had thought to take a “before” picture. An old one which shows a bit of the desk is here:

Old desk in old sewing room

More than anything else, I wanted to change out the old Colonial-style knobs and handles. But I wanted to lighten it up, too. I decided to keep the top stained–I figured that way we wouldn’t have to worry about paint chipping there. But Jim painted the rest of it white for me.

Desk makeover

I was originally thinking about glass knobs, but when I saw these vintage-looking ones, I loved them.

5. An uneventful cardiologist visit. I almost could have just phoned it in except for his needing to listen to my heart and run a EKG. Even though I’d just had an episode of afib last week, we pretty much just discussed increasing medicine if it happened again.

How was your week?

5 thoughts on “Friday’s Fave Five

  1. Ba?”rbara!! Your fave about not having to cook for a whole week made me chuckle. I remembered that when my girls were 8 and 13, we had our kitchen floor upgraded from vinyl to stone. It took about a week (7 evenings of no cooking). the girls by the next monday both said “we’re sick of going out to restaurants and fast food. Can we eat at home with your cooking?’ hahahha….for the longest time NO one wanted anything to do with going out to eat. Glad you got a break!! it’s nice isn’t it??

    I LOVE vintage knobs for dressers, etc. Your desk looks so pretty!!

    Yay for a good cardiologist visit.
    Glad you’re ok!

    retirement home ministry is such a blessing both for the residents as well as the volunteers. God bless you for serving!!

  2. Ha! I know how much we all all enjoy going out for dinners. But after awhile, it does get old. I remember when we were on an extended furlough trip and our kids actually told us that they were tired of McDonald’s!
    Love that new look for the desk, especially those knobs.

  3. Nice desk redo! Vintage buttons are so nice. I know what you mean about getting back to cooking. The time away from it is nice but it’s also nice to get back to homemade meals. Glad to hear your doc appt went well after your incident last week.

  4. How nice not to have cooked for a week but yes I would feel the same as you – enough for a while. That desk looks great. Glad the doctor’s appointment went ok.

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